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Jassy

[yah-see; Romanian yahsh]
noun
  1. a city in NE Romania.
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Also Yassy.
Romanian Iaşi.

Moldavia

[mol-dey-vee-uh, -vyuh]
noun
  1. a region in NE Romania: formerly a principality that united with Wallachia to form Romania. Capital: Jassy.
  2. Official name Moldova. Formerly Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. a republic in SE Europe: formed in 1940 from the former republic of Moldavia and the ceded Romanian territory of Bessarabia. 13,100 sq. mi. (33,929 sq. km). Capital: Kishinev.
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Examples from the Web for jassy

Historical Examples

  • "There ain't no market for a highclass line of music," Jassy said hopelessly.

    Elkan Lubliner, American

    Montague Glass

  • It reached a point about half-way between Khoczim and Jassy.

  • They paraded in the main streets of Jassy daily between 11 and 12.

  • When I met her again at Jassy I was in an abnormal and hysterical condition.

    Sylvia & Michael

    Compton Mackenzie

  • There is an inn in Jassy—there in the corner, just the place for a shop!


British Dictionary definitions for jassy

Jassy

noun
  1. the German name for Iaşi
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Moldavia

noun
  1. another name for Moldova
  2. a former principality of E Europe, consisting of the basins of the Rivers Prut and Dniester: the E part (Bessarabia) became Moldova; the W part remains a province of Romania
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Word Origin and History for jassy

Moldavia

Latinized form of Moldova.

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